Tosh Van der Sande

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Tosh Van der Sande
Van der Sande in 2014
Personal information
Full nameTosh Van der Sande
Born (1990-11-28) 28 November 1990 (age 32)
Wijnegem, Belgium
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight64 kg (141 lb)
Team information
Current teamTeam Jumbo–Visma
Track (former)
Amateur teams
2009–2010Beveren 2000–Quick-Step
2011Omega Pharma–Lotto Davo
2011Omega Pharma–Lotto (stagiaire)
Professional teams
2022–Team Jumbo–Visma

Tosh Van der Sande (born 28 November 1990) is a Belgian professional cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Jumbo–Visma.[4] Van der Sande is considered as a classics specialist.[5]


Early career[edit]

As a junior, he found success in track cycling.[6] In 2011, he won the Liège–Bastogne–Liège U23.

Professional career[edit]

He turned professional with Lotto–Belisol in 2012, and rode his first Grand Tour the following year at the Vuelta a España. He extended his contract in 2013, and has since then remained in the team.[5]

After he accidentally listed the wrong nasal spray brand in the paperwork at the 2018 Six Days of Ghent where he returned a positive test for prednisolone, a substance found in the nasal spray Sofrasolone,[7] he was temporarily suspended by his team.[8] He was later cleared of any wrongdoing by the UCI.[7][9][10]

Major results[edit]

National Novice Track Championships
1st Points race
1st Scratch
2nd Sprint
National Junior Track Championships
2nd Madison
2nd Team pursuit
National Junior Track Championships
1st Points race
1st Scratch
2nd Madison
2nd Team sprint
3rd Aalst–St. Truiden
3rd UIV Cup, Gent
UCI Junior Track World Championships
1st Points race
2nd Madison
National Junior Track Championships
1st Points race
1st Scratch
1st Madison
1st Team pursuit
1st Gent
2nd Munich
1st Stage 2 Ronde van Antwerpen
2nd Overall Giro di Toscana Juniors
1st Points classification
1st Stages 1 & 3
2nd Aalst–St. Truiden
4th Overall Trofeo Karlsberg
1st Stage 4
5th Overall Münsterland Tour
1st Points classification
1st Stage 2
10th Road race, UCI Juniors World Championships
1st Stage 4 Tour de la Province de Namur
10th Liège–Bastogne–Liège Espoirs
1st Liège–Bastogne–Liège Espoirs
1st Stage 1 Vuelta a Navarra
3rd Overall Tour de Liège
1st Stage 5
3rd La Côte Picarde
4th Overall Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux
1st Stages 1 & 3
6th Flèche Ardennaise
8th Overall Tour de Normandie
9th Road race, UCI Road World Under-23 Championships
1st Mountains classification, Three Days of De Panne
3rd Borsbeek Individueel
4th Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen
7th Gullegem Koerse
9th Grand Prix Impanis-Van Petegem
2nd Grand Prix Impanis-Van Petegem
4th Omloop van het Houtland
2nd Paris–Tours
1st Stage 2 Tour de l'Ain
7th Overall Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen
10th Nationale Sluitingsprijs
2nd Overall Tour de Wallonie
6th Bruges Cycling Classic
10th Halle–Ingooigem
2nd Overall Tour de Wallonie
1st Stage 5
2nd Primus Classic
3rd Brussels Cycling Classic
3rd Grand Prix de Wallonie
5th Overall Danmark Rundt
5th Dwars door Vlaanderen
10th Amstel Gold Race
9th Overall ZLM Tour

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 93 DNF 64
A yellow jersey Tour de France DNF
A red jersey Vuelta a España 127 49 109 114 65 96
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ "Lotto-Soudal". Directvelo (in French). Association Le Peloton. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Steff Cras and Matthew Holmes complete Lotto Soudal's 2020 roster". Future plc. 27 October 2019. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Lotto Soudal". Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 1 January 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Team Jumbo–Visma". UCI. Archived from the original on 7 January 2022. Retrieved 7 January 2022.
  5. ^ a b "Lotto extends contracts with four riders". Future plc. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  6. ^ Hood, Ed (18 December 2011). "Tosh Van der Sande Interview: U23 Liège-Bastogne-Liège winner turning pro". Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Van der Sande cleared after positive test for prednisolone". Cyclingnews. Future plc. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Positive doping test Tosh Van der Sande". Lotto Soudal. 19 December 2018.
  9. ^ Ballinger, Alex (24 January 2019). "Lotto–Soudal's Tosh Van der Sande cleared of doping after 'administrative error'". Cycling Weekly.
  10. ^ Ballinger, Alex (23 January 2019). "Tosh Van der Sande doping case 'will be clear by early February,' according to manager". Cycling Weekly.

External links[edit]

Media related to Tosh Van der Sande at Wikimedia Commons